Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

A New (old) Genesis Set List

The band have been hard at work discussing plans for next years shows and the gig list is looking pretty full. We decided to focus a bit more on older Genesis tracks for 2019 because we haven’t made a lot of changes to the set list over the last couple of years, with regards to some of those Genesis classics. We’re hoping to have new tracks ready to go for our very first show of 2019 at The Forum Theatre in Romiley. Mid February suddenly doesn’t seem so far away!

Cancelled Shows? Not So!

In other news, you may have noticed that we had to cancel our March 2019 shows at Backstage at the Green Hotel in Kinross. The reason for this was mildly complex, but first we’d like to apologise to everyone who booked tickets to see these shows. We’d also like to announce that these shows are in fact no longer cancelled and you can once again buy tickets for them!

Confused? Or maybe, Misunderstanding?

Allow us to explain… We really look forward to our shows at Backstage at The Green Hotel in Kinross because there aren’t any shows quite like them anywhere else. This was the reason we booked two weekends in 2019. David (the venue promoter) runs what we consider one of, if not the best venues in the UK, which is why we were extremely reluctant to postpone or cancel.

Until very recently, our gig list was practically set in stone. However, the musicians that make up Mama are also members of several other bands and one of those bands got an amazing opportunity to do a short tour of South America, leaving us without key members. The dates clashed with our March Kinross dates. As Mama is ultimately a semi professional show (in other words, we don’t do this Genesis thing to make money, we do it for the love of Genesis music), it seemed very unfair to our musicians to deny them a lifetime opportunity to do a South American tour. We therefore reluctantly tried to postpone the Kinross shows and when that could not be done, we had to cancel them.

Those pesky South Americans!

Fast forward a couple of weeks and it turns out that the promoter running the South American tour has not been able to finalise the dates that clashed, which means we are once again able to run our weekend of shows in Kinross. Unfortunately for us and for David, we’d already cancelled and informed everyone who had bought a ticket, which incurred costs to the promoter, not to mention disappointment here at Mama HQ and with yourselves, the people who had already bought tickets to see our show. We’re really sorry about that. The good news however, is that we can once again put our Kinross shows back into our diary and they are again available to purchase tickets for. We have advised the South American promoter that we won’t be able to keep switching dates around, so there is no reason why these shows will now not happen.

Once again, we are sorry for cancelling our shows and sorry to the promoter (sorry David). We hope we’ve at least party addressed the disappointment to people who bought tickets, by putting the shows back on sale and we hope to see many of you at our Kinross shows in March 2019 for what promises to be two nights of Genesis (two different sets, with very limited crossover). With the new direction of our 2019 set list, it’s exciting times ahead!

Please continue to support your local promoter (Mundell Music), his venue (The Green Hotel) and Mama, to continue promoting the music of Genesis, live on stage. We love performing our show and meeting all the like minded people who come to celebrate with us. Wishing you a happy, peaceful Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

JV, Dave, John W, James, John C and everyone at Mama HQ.